US Congress Approves Exceptional Aid to Jordan

AMMAN —Al Ghad— According to statements by US Ambassador Alice Wells to the Jordan Times, published Wednesday, US Congress has approved extending an exceptional USD1.275 billion grant to Jordan, with efforts ongoing to raise it up to USD1.6 billion. The “unprecedented” aid to Jordan’s 2016 budget, preliminary passed in December 2015, includes additional increases in spheres of economic assistance in general, as well as security and a USD100 million for water supply.

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